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First Name: Ferdinand
Last Name: Del Negro
Bio: Ferdinand Del Negro had a long and distinguished career as basssoonist and contrabassoonist with the Philadelphia Orchestra-a tenure which spanned the years from Walter Guetter to Bernard Garfield. When he died in 1986, a picture of him appeared on the cover of the Fall, 1986 (Vol. 9, No. 3) issue of The Double Reed, and in the same issue his long-time friend and colleague in the Philadelphia Orchestra, Sol Schoenbach, wrote a wonderful tribute to him. As associate solo bassoon and contra bassoonist, Del soon found himself in the first chair. Walter Guetter's health was precarious, and he took an entire season off to recuperate at a sanatorium.
Source: Journal of the IDRS 26 (1998)